Friday, March 20, 2009

More birding - 20/03/09

The view south from Salomonhög

Had an hour up on the hill behind the house this afternoon. A brisk wind from the south kept things decidely cool. Nothing much doing until the last fifteen minutes when 52 cranes went through north in three groups. The peak of the passage through our area is next week, which I will miss sadly, so glad to see some before I go. Common crane is a widespread species (recorded in over 80 countries) but I never tire of watching these magnificent birds heading to the breeding grounds.

Common cranes going north

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